Navel or Belly rings are currently one of the most popular body piercings today, with a wide range of creative designs as ancient Bali jewelry, Barbells, beautiful dangling pendants and 14Kt Gold Body Piercing Jewelry. The first belly huggy being patented by Tummy Toys navel rings.
Stylish Belly Rings made their way into the main stream at a London fashion show where Christy Turlington showed her navel piercing and became more popular when Aerosmith included body piercer Paul King piercing Alicia Silverstone in his music video.
Most of the today’s body piercings are done with specialized, sterilized tools for quicker healing. The most common form of navel piercing is through the upper rim of the navel.
In ancient times the Egyptian Pharaohs believed that an earring through the navel was a sign of transition from life on earth to eternity.
There has been some misrepresentation, Mallory’s claims in the pamphlet Body & Genital Piercing in Brieef that navel piercings were popular among Egyptian aristocrats, other sources claim there are no historical records of navel piercings.